PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation again, a second time in less than a week. This time, he announced a complete lockdown across India to contain the COVID-19 outbreak for the next 21 days. Earlier, a lockdown had been put in place until March 31 in several major cities. Now, the time period has been extended to April 21 across the nation. In India, there have been 516 confirmed cases of coronavirus patients so far. "If we don't handle these 21 days well, then our country, your family will go backwards by 21 years," Modi added. Many celebs across the entertainment industry have lauded the step by the Prime Minister.

The entertainment industry has been badly hit by the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Film and TV shootings have completely stopped across the nation. But celebs have been vocally supportive of the steps taken by the government so far. The support has continued even today. Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap, who usually criticise the ruling government, lauded the step. Joining them were celebs like Kajal Aggarwal, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Tammannaah Bhatia and others. Hey Bollywood, We Know How To Do Dishes and Cook! Can You Use Your Influence In a Better Way Please?

Kajal Aggarwal Wrote, 

Tammannaah Bhatia Also Shared Her Thoughts

Anurag Kashyap Thanked The PM

Taapsee Pannu Said Let's Do This

Riteish Deshmukh Said,

Even KRK Shared His Thoughts On The Matter

Apart from announcing the lockdown, Modi also announced Rs 15000 crore fund to test coronavirus, protective equipment, ICU beds, ventilators, and essential facilities needed to battle this virus.


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